The project led by Sister Lillian Sirri was made possible thanks to your donations and the involvement of the Daughters of Charity and local actors.
The project was initially postponed due to the Covid-19 health crisis and due to restrictions on air travel, Mr. Guillez, an expert in conservation agriculture, was unable to travel to train participants in dryland farming techniques. The Daughters of Charity therefore sought local expertise.
The first task was to restore the water point, which had previously been defective. This work consisted of replacing the water pump and various accessories.
One of the essential objectives of this project was to regenerate the cultivable land over a period of 2 to 3 years because it was very impoverished. The second part of the project was able to progress in parallel thanks to the production of vegetables to improve the nutritional intake of the families concerned and thanks to a fertile plot.
Soil conservation agriculture is a set of cultivation techniques designed to maintain and improve the agronomic potential of the soil, while maintaining a regular and efficient production.
It gives back to the soil the primary role in plant production. The soil is not considered as a support for cultivation, but as a living environment. Protecting it improves its functioning, restores or increases fertility.
The participating farmers started this new technique by covering with straw a small plot of land chosen for a test phase.
The project team also implemented a Kenyan technique of growing vegetable seedlings in cloth bags. In addition, acacia plants and other fruit trees were planted. Finally, the participants came up with the idea of creating a plant fence to prevent animals from interfering with their plantings.
The goal of developing sustainable and profitable agriculture is well underway and will be a success in time! Thanks to the rehabilitation of the water point, farmers can now benefit from the fruits of their production through the sale of their products and contribute to improving the livelihoods of the local people.
A big thank you for your support in this sustainable agriculture project!
With them, thanks to you